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“Savior” is a 1998 war drama film directed by and starring , , and . The film follows a hardened American mercenary named Joshua Rose (), who becomes embroiled in the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s. While fighting for the Bosnian Serbs, Rose rescues a young boy named Filip (Nenad Jezdic) from a massacre and takes him under his wing, leading to a crisis of conscience and a desperate attempt to save the child.

Review:

“Savior” is a powerful and deeply affecting film that deals with the atrocities of war and the struggle of a man to find redemption in the midst of chaos. delivers a stunning performance as the troubled mercenary, while Nenad Jezdic is equally impressive as the traumatized young boy. The film is unflinching in its depiction of violence and suffering, but it never feels gratuitous or exploitative. Instead, it is a thoughtful and thought-provoking examination of the human cost of war.

Awards:

Despite critical acclaim, “Savior” did not receive any major awards or nominations. However, 's performance was widely praised and won the Best Actor award at the 1998 Tokyo International Film Festival.

Popularity:

“Savior” was not a commercial success upon its release, but it has since gained a cult following and is considered a hidden gem by many film enthusiasts. It has a 7.3/10 rating on IMDb and a 73% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film's honest portrayal of the brutal realities of war has resonated with audiences, and it continues to be a relevant and poignant work of cinema.

Directed by
Produced by Oliver Stone Janet Yang
Written by Robert Orr
Starring , , , , ,
Music by David Robbins
Cinematography Ian Wilson
Edited by Ian Crafford Gabriella Cristiani
Production
company
Initial Entertainment Group
Distributed by Lions Gate Films
Release date November 20, 1998
Running time 103 minutes
Country United States
Yugoslavia
Language English & Serbo-Croatian
Budget USD$ 10,000,000 (est.)

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